Apple Pay, the digital wallet that allows customers to load their bank cards and make tap payments using a compatible apple devices such as an iPhone or iPad, has begun to be supported by Standard Bank.
With Apple Pay, you can get all the perks of your bank account on your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. Apple Pay is easy to use and compatible with the devices you already own.
Because your card details isn’t saved on your device or shared when you pay, it’s safe. Making transaction payments never been this easy and safer.
Many South African Twitter users stating that the bank has implemented Apple Pay compatibility. On social media, several customers verified that they had put their bank cards onto Apple Pay, and on Standard Bank website they have announced that they now offer Apple Pay.
One user claimed to have used Apple Pay to pay at Checkers, while another claimed to have used the app to pay at a retail store.
After a big upgrade to the Standard Bank iOS app on Monday, Apple Pay compatibility was added. However, Apple Pay was not officially included in the update’s feature list.
According to MyBroadband it could only be confirmed that Standard Bank platinum credit card clients have got the prompt to link their cards to Apple Pay.
Standard Bank joined other banks in South Africa that have introduced support Apple Pay. This payment facility was initially introduced to financial institutions such as Absa, Discovery Bank, and Nedbank.
Around mid-May, Investec Bank added Apple Pay support for their cards, joined after by FNB in August. Standard Bank already supports Samsung Pay, SnapScan App, Masterpass, Virtual Cards and Fitbit Pay.